The Business Of Modern Day Slavery And Drug Trafficking

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Shawanda Robinson B. Shaw CJ 3040 13 October 2014 The Business of Modern Day Slavery and Drug Trafficking There are approximately 3,287 men, women, and children stripped of their freedom daily. That is equivalent to 136 people per hour. Many are kidnapped from their families, sold by family members to pay off debts or exchanged for drugs. Human trafficking has become the second most profitable illegal business worldwide with the trafficking or smuggling of drugs being at the top of the list. Human smuggling and trafficking with its high demand from both individuals in source and recipient countries has become a logical area for the diversification of drug trafficking organizations (Shelley 242). Human trafficking as defined by the United Nations is, “the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms or coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation”(www.unescap.org). There are many forms of trafficking: sexual exploitation, including prostitution and pornography; forced labor, including agriculture, manufacturing (sweatshop), domestic servitude, fishing; forced marriage and illegal adoption; child soldiers; and organ trafficking (Al Jabal 48). The drug trade
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